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Winter cocktail recipes

Dazzle your party guests with these stunning winter cocktail recipes. Make a warming hot toddy, a wintry martini with seasonal fruit or a mulled marvel.

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This classic bourbon cocktail takes a festive turn with a splash of orange juice and edible gold glitter - perfect for Christmas parties

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Warm up with a hot toddy. The combination of whisky, honey, lemon, cinnamon and cloves really packs a punch and is great for entertaining in winter

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Don't just save Pimm's for summer, add some brandy for a delicious winter treat

10 mins
Easy
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Fill your kitchen with the delicious scent of red wine, brandy, orange and spices in gluhwein. It's the perfect grown-up drink to help you warm up on wintery days

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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It's easy to make your own mulled cider. As well as fruit and spices, we've added extra apple brandy to our version of this delicious winter warmer

45 mins
Easy
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Serve our warming winter glogg at a festive party or on a cosy night in. Combining red wine, orange zest, dried fruit and spices, it's like Christmas in a cup

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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The perfect party drink, as it can be made well ahead, then brought out of the fridge as guests arrive – or serve it hot for a traditional winter warmer

12 mins
Easy
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Hot pear cider, apple and cranberry juice plus sloe gin with cinnamon - you can't get a better winter cocktail than this

10 mins
Easy
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Warm up in winter with a glass of fabulously decadent cinnamon butter rum. It's the perfect tipple to enjoy at a festive gathering over the Christmas season

9 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Serve mugs of this soothing, gently spiced buttered rum on cold winter nights, or around the fire on a camping trip. Cinnamon and star anise lift the flavour

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Share this creamy adults-only drink with the chocolate lover in your life. For extra indulgence, grate over some chocolate before serving

7 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Infuse apple juice with festive spices to make this Christmassy gin cocktail

13 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Choose red, white or rosé vermouth to make this easy cocktail – ideal for a party. Garnish with green olives and a lemon slice for the professional finish

5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
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The simple and classic combination of orange juice and champagne makes a perfect cocktail for a celebratory brunch or party

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
6 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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A classic black russian cocktail is made with vodka, coffee liqueur and cola. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve as a decadent after-dinner drink

5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
22 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Mix up your Christmas party drinks repertoire by switching red wine for white in this alternative mulled wine with dried apricots, vanilla and honey

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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If you love coffee cocktails, try our festive sour. Seasonal favourites like warming cinnamon, aromatic cloves and spiced rum go well with a deep coffee hit

7 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This is a sophisticated, aromatic twist on the classic French 75, to get it ready for the festive season. A boozy taste of Christmas in a glass

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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A modern version of the classic sour cocktail, this is the ultimate Christmas drink. Salted caramel and Icelandic vodka make an irresistible mix

20 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
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Nick Jones and Leah de Felice Renton from Birds & Bats Wines describe their cocktail creation as a creamy Christmas dessert in a glass, sign us up!

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Add a dash of festive spirit to any Christmas party with this vivid red tequila, cranberry and triple sec cocktail, decorated with an orange sugar rim

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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This deep pink Prosecco cocktail with savoury herbal notes is a really simple way to add sparkle to your dinner party drinks

5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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